Dr. Robert McKowen, MD

Dr. Robert McKowen, MD

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66 y/o
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Dr. Robert McKowen, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 33 years. He specializes in cardiac surgery, cardiovascular surgery, and more.

West Houston Cardiovascular Associates

12121 Richmond Ave Ste 325

Houston, TX 77082
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. McKowen's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Port Placements or Replacements
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McKowen performs Port Placements or Replacements more than 99% of his peers

Dr. McKowen performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Port Removal
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McKowen treats Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. McKowen treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Autoimmune Atherosclerosis
  • Buerger's Disease
  • Carotid Atherosclerosis
  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2
  • Coronary Atherosclerosis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
Vascular Surgical Procedure
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McKowen performs Vascular Surgical Procedure more than 95% of his peers

Dr. McKowen performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Dr. McKowen's conditions and procedures:

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
Aneurysm
Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
Aneurysm of Heart
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Dissection
Aortic Ectasia
Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
Aortic Stenosis
Aortic Valve Disease
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Aortic Valve Surgery
Arrhythmias
Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
Atherosclerosis
Atherosclerosis of Aorta
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
Benign Tumor
Brachial Plexus Palsy
Cancer
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiac Imaging
Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
Cardiomegaly
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Carotid Artery Disease
Carotid Artery Stenosis
Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
Chest Pain
Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Chronic Kidney Diseases
Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
Coarctation of the Aorta
Congenital Aneurysms of the Great Vessels
Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
Congenital Heart Defects
Congenital Heart Disease
Congestive Heart Failure
Coronary Artery Aneurysm
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Dialysis Access Procedures
Dissecting Aneurysm
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
Empyema
Endocarditis
Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Endovascular Repair of Aorta
Endovascular Repair of Visceral Aorta
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Surgery
False Aneurysm
Femoral Aneurysm
Head and Neck Cancer
Head and Neck Surgery
Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
Heart Defect Repair
Heart Disease
Heart Murmur
Heart Surgery
Heart Tumors, Benign
Heart Tumors, Malignant
Hernia Repair
Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
Hypertensive Heart Disease
Iliac Aneurysm
Impella Device
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Laparotomy
Limb Swelling
Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
Lobectomy, Open
Lung Cancer
Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
Lung Surgery
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
Maze Procedure
Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
Mitral Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Mitral Valve Surgery
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
Open Thymectomy
Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Pericardial Disease
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
Peripheral Artery Bypass
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
Pleura Cancer
Pleural Cancer
Popliteal Aneurysm
Port Placements or Replacements
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Edema
Pulmonary Embolism
Pulmonary Hypertension
Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
Resection of Cardiac Tumor
Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
Ruptured Aneurysm
Saccular Aneurysm
Segmentectomy, Open
Septal Defect
Suprarenal Aneurysm
Sympathectomy
Syncope
Thoracentesis
Thoracoscopic Drainage of Pleural Cavity With Robotic Assistance
Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
Thrombosis
Tracheal Surgery
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Tricuspid Valve Disease
Tricuspid Valve Surgery
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
Varicose Vein Procedure
Varicose Veins
Vascular Disease
Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
Vascular Surgical Procedure
Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
Venous Compression
Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
Venous Hypertension
Venous Insufficiency
Ventricular Assist Device
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

Dr. Robert McKowen, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 33 years. He specializes in cardiac surgery, cardiovascular surgery, and more.

Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Endovascular Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

  • 1985
    Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Denver Children's Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital
    1985
  • 1985
    Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Allegheny General Hospital
    Residency Hospital
    1985
  • 1980
    NYU-Bellevue Medical Center
    Internship Hospital
    1980
  • 1978
    Medical College Of Virgnia
    Medical School
    1978
  • 1974
    University of Richmond
    Undergraduate School
    1974

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. McKowen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. McKowen

3.1

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5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
15%
(3)
1 Star
35%
(7)

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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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Had emergency surgery by Dr McKowen. He truly saved my life. Had a retroperotineal hematoma and was bleeding from my femoral artery. He recognized the problem and had me fixed and on the road to recovery quickly. He was directed and through with his explanations and answers all questions that I or...Read More
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Dr. McKowen performed a quadruple bypass on me. He gave me my life back. I had a great experience with him and specially with his staff, I have no complaints about anything only gratitude. I needed a good surgeon. I will recommend him to all family and friends. Great choice for me.
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Dr. McKowen's expertise in the cardiovascular field is remarkable! His PA and staff are expertly trained and the office's close proximity to the hospital ensures that if a medical emergency arises, immediate care is mere moments away. During a routine surgical follow up appt in july, Dr Mckowen's...Read More
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Seen him 1 time while was in the hospital 9 days. Nurse could not answer question and could not get responts from dr. Not once did dr are assistant check wounds. Left hospital with infection & fungus. - operated 2nd time to clean up infection. Never seen dr while in hospital. Fixing to have 3rd...Read More
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Extremely skilled surgeon. He has built a hand-picked team of knowledgeable professionals to work with him. They have been with him for many years and they have ultimate respect for him. He performed a quadruple bypass on me. He gave me my life back. The whole experience was handled so well. No...Read More
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Locations

West Houston Cardiovascular Associates

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(281) 719-9221
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    • Sat: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    • Sun: 8:30am - 5:30pm
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Insurance accepted

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Choice
Choice Open Access POS
Choice Plus POS II
Choice POS
Choice POS II
Choice PPO
Indemnity
Medicare Advantage HMO
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Medicare Advantage PPO
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Assurant Health
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
CareOregon
Medicaid
CareSource
Medicaid
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Medicaid
Tricare
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Gold HMO
Gold Plus Choice PPO
Humana POS
Humana PPO
Tricare
Humana Health Plan of Texas
Houston Area HMO-Standard
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medica
Medicaid
Medicaid
MHealth Insured
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
SelectCare
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid

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